It must have been Carrie Bradshaw, journaling thoughts for her next column as she mused over her sexual life and that of New York City’s at large; that I had my first inkling of someday doing what I am doing now. Somehow the picture of Carrie’s reflective gaze at her MacBook always stayed in my mind.
So here I am, typing on the MacBook at my favourite McCafe. A robust Long Black and strawberry sundae for company. Chill. This moment is one I always look forward to and cherish.
Besides getting cozy with the MacBook, notebook and coffee (like the picture 😉 ), I am simply disposed to enjoy this solitude, and many hours of contemplation.
I could contemplate on shoes, for one. Shoes make or break an entire look. They say “Shoes Make the Man”, “Give a girl the Right shoes, and she can conquer the world”. I think they’re right. My favourite is the oxford for its unmatched class and adaptability.
On the subject of shoes, Carrie Bradshaw was an undisputed authority. A huge fan of shoe couturiers: Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin; she could, not just write about shoes but be seen striding through New York City on almost any shade and variation of them.
I recall this wildly popular series with relish and a little nostalgia. Broadcast from 1998 till 2004, Sex and the City was iconic. Its candid and witty depiction of four best friends and their love lives in New York City, complete with glamorous scenes and extraordinarily stylish costumes (designed by Patricia Field), earned this cable show more than 50 Emmy Awards and 24 Golden Globe Awards nominations.
Carrie Bradshaw, played by the talented Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP), became the buzz of the fashion world for many years. Her iconic looks, on top of her many quirky insights on fashion, love and life made her a fictional style icon who stood the test of time. This year marks SJP’s 50th birthday, a bevy of fashion and dating blogs have commemorated this day by sharing once more, their favourite looks and quotes from the incomparable Miss Bradshaw and company.
Besides forming opinions on fashion and ogling at gorgeous designs 😛 , I find myself simply inclined to write and bridge ideas. Writing is magical for bringing thoughts into clear perspective. I like to think of writing alike arranging a jigsaw puzzle: each piece is an idea that is linked to another; the writer works to give form and flow producing the complete picture. That is what drives my writing – I write to paint with words.
This blog is my canvas, my sail, and little voice in the big wide world. It is through words that I’d find my way, to get to a place – where I can be as the wind: a free spirit doing what I love. And I blog simply because musing and writing are my simplest pleasures in life … just me, the pen and the notebook.